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What a way to spend ‘Midnight at the Oasis’ with Lindt Excellence Intense Mint Chocolate and Moroccan Mint Tea! This is a suggested pairing for this chocolate on the excellent Lindt websites [www.lindt-excellence.co.uk]. Lindt have always loved creating chocolate fantasies e.g. Lindt Golden Bunny adverts.
The release of the dark chocolate from its card box and foil is the first unlocking of pleasure from this product. Then, there is a slight minty scent. Quality dark chocolate [47% cocoa] is smooth on the tongue. I’m not sure that I would describe the bar as ‘intense’ though; sophisticated would be my word for it, a dinner party mint. Ritter Sport Peppermint is the only chocolate which, I think has a similar mint taste. The Ritter bar has the peppermint in a separate white layer whereas the Lindt bar is all dark, with the mint taste sharpened by mint oil and vanilla.
My bar cost me £1.90 from Tesco, for 100 gms which is also 529kcal worth of chocolate. I think that is good value, as I find I only need a small amount to satisfy my appetite and for energy boost! The bar breaks easily to eat and keeps its taste/aroma until the last morsel. You can buy it in most supermarkets.
Goodies from Lindt to cheer up January! Excellence Chocolate and Wine pairings master classes are happening at Vinopolis [visitor attraction that specialises in wine], London in 2015. The UK and USA Lindt websites have extracts on, amongst other things: Lindt history; how to taste and Chocolatiers. Cocoa growing sustainability is important to Lindt. There are around 17 varieties of Excellence bar in the UK.